NEWPORT (Ark.) 4/26/2016 – Seven Arkansas State University-Newport students earned recognition at the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda Leadership Conference and State Competition held earlier this month in Little Rock.
Chandler Vance, a Computer Network Technology student from Jonesboro captured first place in the Networking Concepts competition, while Business students Kimberly Cole of Jonesboro and Kristy Lindsey of Harrisburg finished in first place in the Small Business Management Plan competition.
Cole teamed with Business student Rachel Nickell of Bono to finish fourth in Business Ethics, while Deborah Metheny and Crystal Wright finished fifth for their “Becky’s Closet” Community Service project. Matheny is a Business student from Tuckerman, and Wright is an Education major from Marked Tree. Katherine Gann, a Business Technology student from Jonesboro, placed fifth in the Computer Applications competition.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL) is the largest career student organization in the world. Each year, FBLA-PBL helps over 200,000 members prepare for careers in business.
Additionally, the ASUN PBL chapter recently elected officers, with Nickell elected as the chapter President. Matheny was elected Vice President for the Newport campus, Wright will serve as the Vice President on the Marked Tree campus and Lauren Wilcox was elected Vice President for the Jonesboro campus.